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 US Capitol police officer Sgt Aquilino Gonell becomes emotional as he testifies before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack on the US Capitol. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Image

It was, I must admit, a virtuoso performance by Sean Hannity. Not since the sheriff in Blazing Saddles put a gun to his own head and took himself host(...)

US president Joe Biden. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty

At this week’s Irish Times Summer Nights Festival, Hugh Linehan interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Maureen Dowd about today’s America. This(...)

Maureen Dowd: ‘I completely trust Joe Biden. When I go to bed, I know he’s doing the best he can do as president’

“My family is conservative, but they’re not nuts,” the New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd told Hugh Linehan, The Irish Times’ Arts and Culture Edit(...)

David McWilliams: ‘You’ve got to have a use-it-or-lose-it planning permission.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for the Irish Times

If the economist David McWilliams were minister for housing he’d introduce “a site-value tax in the morning”, he told the Irish Times political corres(...)

Irish Times Summer Nights: Chris O’Dowd will be talking to Patrick Freyne on the festival’s opening night

The 2021 Irish Times Summer Nights online festival takes place from June 28th to July 1st with a host of high-profile guests including writers, p(...)

This year’s Irish Times Summer Nights online festival will take place from the end of this month, with a host of high-profile guests including writers(...)

Writer Maureen Dowd speaks onstage during Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in 2017. Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Interstate 495, the highway that encircles the city of Washington DC and its suburbs in Maryland and Virginia, is more famous as a state of mind than (...)

Ewan McGregor photographed by Jake Michaels/New York Times

When Ewan McGregor was but a wee lad in a sleepy town in Scotland in the 1970s, 5,000km away, in a Manhattan town house on East 63rd Street, Roy Halst(...)

 Hunter Biden: Page after page, you wonder: How the hell is this guy still alive? Photograph: Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP, File)

A Twitter wag summed it up best: “Matt Gaetz is everything the Republicans were looking for in Hunter Biden. ” The New York Times’s report about a fe(...)

Barack Obama signs the $787bn stimulus Bill in 2009 while his vice-president Joe Biden looks on – Democrats now say Obama’s stimulus efforts were insufficient. Photograph: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

Joe Biden never had a seat at the cool kids’ table at the Obama White House. Heading into 2016 and 2020, if you told the hotshots from Obamaworld that(...)

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